PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Matt Read and Sean Couturier each had a goal and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

Philadelphia Flyers' Ray Emery, left, blocks a shot as New Jersey Devils' Adam Henrique looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Wayne Simmonds added a power-play goal for the Flyers, and Jakub Voracek scored an empty-netter late in the third period to seal the win.

Martin Havlat scored for the Devils.

The Flyers opened a four-game homestand with a needed win after dropping four of five on the road. Three of the four losses were by one goal.

The Flyers have dropped to the bottom portion of the Eastern Conference and need to make the most of their upcoming home games to jump back into the playoff race.

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